Monday, September 28, 2015

Cricut BBTB2 - It's Fall, Y'all

Yes - Fall is in the air - the leaves on the trees have started to change here in Northern CA - where has summer gone?

I made a FALL Banner for my mantel. Since I made two of them, I alternated the letters to add extra color.  I had to stop with the embellishments, sometimes less is better.    It is my project this week at BBTB2.  Michelle, from is our hostess and has challenged us and you to use the word FALL or AUTUMN on a project or card.   Slip on over to BBTB2 and see our projects and link up one of your own.


Banner -  Home for the Holidays, Fall, Winter
Apple - Designers Calendar
Crow - Creativebug
Spider - Designers Calendar
Football Charm - Autumn Celebrations
Pumpkin - Autumn Celebrations

Friday, September 25, 2015

Cricut St. Patrick's Day: Who Wants a Pint of Beer?

I saw this on Pinterest or one of the Facebook groups I follow.   Thought it was so cute and added it to my list of projects.   My son-in-law is a beer lover and occasionally loves to go to breweries  or restaurants featuring local brews in Northern California.  Sometimes they bring the kids.   So I made a shirt for my SIL and my grandson.   I sliced the beer cut a bit and cut it with iron-on vinyl on my Cricut Explore.  It's from the St. Patrick's Day cartridge.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Cricut BBTB - Cookies For Santa

Melanie, my design sister from came up with our BBTB2 challenge this week.   Since it is National Pecan Cookie Day, we have to make a project with a cookie using our Cricut.   I thought about this one for a while and decided I would make a Christmas layout entitled "Cookies for Santa".   It took a bit of time, the colors are quite busy, and I love the final version. 

I cut the Cookie Jar and Mrs. Santa using the print and cut feature, and cut the rest on my Explore.

Mrs. Claus is from Quilted Christmas
Cookie Jar from Kates Kitchen,
Holly from Deck the Hall
Gingerbread people from Gingerbread
Lights from Family Album

Join us this week for All About Cookies and see what the ladies have baked up for you.  It all smells and looks delicious!  Bitten By the Bug2

Monday, September 14, 2015

Disney Layout - Buzz Lightyear Blast Off!

Hi Everyone,  It's my day to host the challenge at Bitten By the Bug 2 this week.  I decided to 'let my imagination run wild' and have selected a Cricut 'imaginary character' cut.  This is pretty broad so I am expecting lots of fantastic and creative entries.  Your character can be Disney (like mine), a bug, a human-like character, or any make believe creature from the Cricut collection.   Link your project up to BBTB2 this week.  Enjoy!

We are planning to go with both sets of grandparents and the kids/grandkids to Disneyland soon.  I had this fantastic cut of Buzz Lightyear that I got in a swap last year and decided he was perfect for the challenge.   Many thanks to Lady Aruba for the time she put in to create this paper masterpiece. I added:

Planet from Life's A Party,
Blastoff from Stencil
Rocketship from Nifty Fifties,
and Stars from Cricut Basic Shapes.

Monday, September 7, 2015

New Profession: 49er's Draft Pick

We enjoyed the first pre-season 49ers Game a few weeks ago.  Safeway had a booth with props for taking pictures and of course, I am there!   My new profession is a 49ers player - you might not be able to see my sign but it says "49er's Draft Pick" and my husband is drinking a giant mug of beer. The other two pictures were taken inside the 49ers Museum at Levi's Stadium.

 This layout somewhat fits in to our BBTB2 Labor Day Challenge of making a project that has to do with a profession.   During this time of year, it's about baseball and football - two great professions that almost every young kid aspires to be.   All cuts are from the Family Album Cricut cartridge.

Join the fun at Bitten By the Bug2 and link up your Labor Day 'profession' card or project - it could be a fireman, a nurse, or even a baseball player.